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argued for granting russia pntr, which has until now been prevented by what is known as the jackson-vanik amendment, focus on the supposedly bilateral trade benefits. the issue that concerns me and many members is not trade but human rights. advocates of repeal say that the jackson-vanik amendment is outdated and is purely symbolic and therefore should be disregarded. but in the ira of human rights, madam speaker, symbols can have a very great importance. over the years jackson-vanik has become a sign of the continuing u.s. commitment to human rights in russia and elsewhere. repealing the amendment could very well be interpreted as an indication that our commitment is now weakening. this would be a terrible signal to send at a time when putin is in the process of imposing ever tighter restrictions on all opposition to his regime, especially democratic activists and any others who dare to defy the authorities. i also oppose granting russia aren't -- pntr at this time because it is but one more concession by the united states in pursuit of the president's failed reset of relations wit
times, your hometown paper. jesse jackson jr. is holding talks. folks hinted over this. this is over his alleged misuse of campaign funds. he easily won re-election on tuesday night with 64% of the vote even though he's undergoing treatment. >> front page news. >> it's a big deal. he is undergoing treatment at mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. >> and there is a whole deal with blagojevich and that scandal. >>> "the new york daily news" has a forry about an effort to make puerto rico the 51st state. puerto rican voters approved a nonbinding referendum to change the island status from u.s. territory to a state. in one ballot question, 61% said they wanted to achieve statehood. then another question, 46% said they prefer to remain a commonwealth. so since it's a majority there, congress actually gets to decide what happens next here. but it's interesting that the people, the younger people are speaking up for statehood now. >> it is the younger people? >> a huge, huge number of young people would like to see it become a state. >> all right. you want to find out more about this, an expanded
. jesse jackson striking a deal with the feds. but first, to the senate where a record number of women -- 20 of them -- will hold the title u.s. senator next year compared to the 15 seats held by women right now. five new women senators joined the pack. the senate also saw a slight gain in minorities. five minority senators will now hold seats next year as opposed to four right now. two new senators elect are responsible for the change. hawaii's hirono. republicans held on to their majority but they will be made up of more white men next year by losses of women incumbents and minority incumbent members. only one african-american and five latinos will remain in the gop conference. that assumes -- and if allen west does in fact lose his re-election campaign, he's demanding a recount. only one minority republican was newly elected on tuesday. mullen from oklahoma. he is a cherokee native american. that's compared to 17 minority democrats that were elected. >>> speaking of the house democratic caucus, look at this. white men no longer make up a majority of house democrats. when the new con
hollywood hunk to talk to, "twilight" star kellen lutz is here, and also ahead some of michael jackson's most prized possessions are going to be -- going up on the auction block, from the crystal-encrusted gloves. willie really has his eye on those, to the jackets from the bad tour. >> a little outside of my price range. >> are they pretty left? >> yeah. >> i would imagine. >> natalie is standing by at the news desk. she has a check of the headlines. natalie. >> good morning to you guys, once again. good morning, everyone. federal investigators are on the scene of a deadly collision in midland, texas. on thursday four people were killed when a freight train slammed into their parade float carrying wounded war veterans to a banquet of honor. among the victims was a two-time purple heart recipient. 17 others were injured. early indications show that the train may have not seen the decorated flatbed approaching, even though the crossing gate and lights appeared to be working at the time. intensifying rocket barrages overnight between israel and gaza have the region teetering on the brink
for michael jackson's older brother jermaine. he filed tuesday to legally change the spelling of his last name to jacksun, jackson, which is he is right now, would only say the change was for artistic reasons. >>> and this internet video documents a san diego couple's wedding day from an i do point of view. they planted a small camera inside the bride's bouquet. it captured candid moments that might have been lost with bigger in-your-face video gear. very sweet. >>> and fans of nbc's "parks and recreation" are excited about a cameo by vice president joe biden, it is scheduled november 15th. amy polar's character says her ideal man has the brains of george clooney and the body of joe biden. it is now 8:04, back to al with a check of the weather. in connecticut for us. al, good morning. >> reporter: can't wait to check that out. thanks so much. again, we are in danbury, connecticut. let's take a look. our pick city of the day happens to be new haven, connecticut. another great connecticut city. nbc connecticut hd, morning rain and snow showers giving way to partly cloudy skies, 44 degrees as we
. a brighter future for michael jackson's older brother tuesday, who filed tuesday to legally change the spelling of his last name to jacksun. he would only say that the change was for ar cystic reasons, and a san diego couple's wedding day from an i do point of view. it captured moment that may have been momented with bigger in your face camera gear. and "parks and recreation" is excited about a cameo appearance of joe biden. it is now 8:04, back to al with a check of the weather, he is in connecticut for us, al, good morning. >> can't wait to check that out. we're in connecticut, our pick city of the day happens to be new haven, connecticut, another great connecticut city. nbc connecticut hd rain and snow showers giving way to rain and snow showers. there is the remnants of that nor'easter pulling away finally. another big storm coming into the northwest, it could be bringing blizzard conditions to parts of montana and the dakotas as well. sunny skies in flor >>> 8:05 on a thursday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. skies turning dark over san jose. got an ar
but check out how both he and the coach marc jackson assessed their win. >> it was a quality win for us against a young team and talented in their home opener. >> no offense to phoenix we don't see them as a play-off team. even if they are we see them as a 7, 8, 9. >> okay. i'm going to side with bogut on this one. it was an ugly win against a lousy team but hey a win's a win and we're already printing play-off tickets. anytime the warriors top the division you go with it. >>> gun control in philadelphia? no. the 76ers are calling it the big bella bringing a t-shirt giveaway to a whole new level. it prints out 100 t-shirts a minute officially the largest t- shirt cannon. that story collusive to cbs 5. >>> sebastian janikowski won the player of the month. he nailed 10 of 11 field goal attempts in the month the only miss from 64 yards out. the raiders host the buccaneers this sunday. michael huff has gone from safety to cornerback in the middle of the season because of injuries. now, after a rough first few weeks in the new position, huff has been lights out the last couple games allowing
, we have to have a moonshot type thing to get energy out of the ground and we can't have lisa jackson deciding what our energy policy's going to be. we just can't do it. you can't -- you've got to put somebody in charge of this that understands we need regulation, we need smart regulation, but names like hilda solis, lisa jackson, these are the people that are going to determine the job creation in this country under this president. i think under another president, president romney, we will get a more positive job creation. if i were working in a factory, even in a union factory, i would want to have somebody who is going to break through this regulatory wall and attack this fiscal cliff because my future and my kids' future are better off from the factory floor to the executive office. those two issues can be best handled by a conciliatory, a uniter, not a divider, in the first one, and a complete understanding of business and regulation, proper regulation to get us energy, an energy-rich america. you can't believe, it will be bigger than the internet was, and we're only in the first
's not believed to be politically motivated. >>> germane jackson changing his last name, but just the spelling. he's trading the o in jackson for a u. apparently for artistic reasons. this is the same guy who named his son jermajesty. steve. >> steve: you spell it carefully. minutes before the top of the hour, president obama made history this past tuesday not only by winning his second term, but also because he was reelected with the highest unemployment rate since frank line dell know roosevelt. we know that a lot of people have jobs and that's why cheryl casone joins us with the top five companies, hiring this week. let's start with take me to the skies. let's go to boeing. >> let's talk about boeing. they're actually cutting back and reorganizing on the defense side. but the commercial aircraft side is doing really well. that's where the jobs are right now. they've got 500 positions that are open right now. 12,000 total for the year. they got the big dream liner coming out. here are some of the positions. cyber security, engineers, and intelligence officers, finance. they're hiring in washingt
above 63 in my house ever again. blanket. >> somebody already did that. >> michael jackson. >> it's a nice one. >> nice and warm and fuzzy. steve, thank you. rick, thank you. >> we used to have nicknames -- blanket is a weird name for a kid. >> i'm baffled by the 63-degree -- >> it's fine when you go to sleep. when you have to take a shower, that's no good. >> you weren't just holding this. you were using it to feel warm. >> the blanket in. >> you weren't just carrying it around. >> security thing. >>> coming up he founded the $21 billion -- farallon capital management. i think he's a big time philanthropist. he'll join us next in a cnbc exclusive plus it's been an unusual trading week leading up to the employment report tomorrow, we'll check in with the "squawk on the street" crew at the new york stock exchange next. >>> as you saw there, pretty traffic free times square because it is a snarl trying to get there. time for an update on trains and power outages because of sandy. jackie deangelis joins us with the latest numbers. >> president obama met with new jersey governor chris
thing to get energy out of the ground. we can't have lisa jackson deciding what the energy policy will be. >> we got a phone call from warren buffett who wants to speak with you. >> when those women came demand you were getting a nickel for black shoes and 25 cents for purple. >> i was able to have more drive and incentive. incentives drive behavior. >> if you at home want to be baffled and trade every minute, risk on, risk off. i can do it for you. i can trade it for you hourly if you want. i can bet an 18-1 shot, have it come in and take the over in the eagles game. it's not valuable. it does not help you. i'm saying if it's a swing state it goes to obama. >> others say independents skew to the challenger historically. >> i know. >> some of the polls may be skewed. >> so happy when we are no longer talking about this. i'm sorry. >> opening bell for monday, november 5. >> i have been a strong supporter of water infrastructure projects. we are playing catch-up in the gulf coast and we are going to help people of the east coast get caught up with investments that should have been m
's ridiculous. >>> jesse jackson jr. is holding plea deal talks with the feds over his alleged misuse of campaign funds. 's easily won row election even though he reportedly is undergoing treatment still at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder and depression. spokesman for the congressman is refusing to comment. >>> pharmacy board has been fired and the board's attorney is now on administrative leave. massachusetts health officials say they ignored a complaint that was made in july that necc was sending bulk shipments to colorado which reportedly violates its colorado and massachusetts licenses. >>> 8-year-old girl from utah has become a viral video star thanks to footage of her just tearing it up with the youth football league team. sam gordon, wearing number 60. can't miss her, because she's awesome! look at her go. played soccer in the past but is a big fan of brigham and young football team and decided to give football a try this year. bringingham & young, keep your eye on her. she is good. >> i didn't realize there were coed football teams for young kids. is that typical? >> i do
. jackson all the way down to the gulf coast, new orleans, waiting, looking, watching the skies darken and those clouds lower as they head toward you. so here's the big picture, the purple is where we are seeing winter weather advisories, one to three inches. and you can see right here northwest new jersey, southeastern pennsylvania, that's where really the snow will be, 1 to 3 inches, potentially a stripe of 2 to 4. as we watch it move across, really just a one-day affair. it will be done by tomorrow morning. so there it goes. snow for today. you guys? >> all right, alexandra steele, thank you. >> yeah. seven minutes past the hour. she was a hero who had actually cheated death before. a brave former mayor in mexico who famously stood up to drug cartels. she was found dead. her story coming up. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been ea
is the first president since andrew jackson to be reelected with a smaller share of the popular vote. >> something you were saying about reality -- we saw the october surprise, super storm sandy, natomas is spending the campaign, but also the -- not only suspending the campaign, but also the bloomberg endorsement. many were looking over the right shoulder in terror -- if you acknowledge that climate is a real -- yesterday, for the five members of congress went to defeat. because they were targeted for taking anti-science positions in independent districts. is the as starting to melt them apart in the republican party on climate science? is there an opening for the president and the administration to move more boldly? >> it is sandy a turning point in this discussion or not? >> the whole discussion of climate change has become so polarized that i think, if we can address some of our economic challenges, some of our immigration challenges, there are a whole host of things on the priority list to overcome all that. right now, it has become so divisive that i will look for any immediate
, legitimate rape. in illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr. has been re-elected to his post despite a lengthy absence and his current stay in the mayo clinic. >>> and in maine and maryland, voters approved measures to allow same-sex marriage. and in colorado and washington state, residents voted to legalize marijuana, a measure massachusetts was also approved to allow medical marijuana use. >>> just a week after getting slammed by superstorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been evacuated. one ray of hope. weather experts now say this nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. >>> after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, the director of the massachu
of his heros. are they, a, michael jackson, b, knicks star patrick ewing, yankees slugger dave winfield or hulk hogan. >> dave winfield. >> you're good. >> he wrote dear winfield postcards to keep the baseball star up to date on willie's summer vacation. >> i was very young so i would write dear winfield, played mini golf and made a hole in one and sent to to yankee stadium. >> why did you think dave winfield would care? >> because i was 7. >> it is 2-2. >> i love it. >> and it's 2-2. >> tiebreaker. >> age. >> how old is willie geist? >> i'd say 39. >> and al roker? >> 41. >> and the correct answer is 37. >> natalie. >> i was -- i said 39. >> if i go over, nobody wins. >> one more. >> what are the names of willie's children? >> he said it in the piece. >> they are girls. >> that's a tough one. >> they are girls. >> i know his wife's name christina. >> that's not the question, natalie, and thank you. >> oh, okay. >> your girls names. >> lucy and george. >> yeah. >> i think nat mo wins. >> why don't you take the bourbon, al. >> you're the yankees winfield fan so, willie, this is your gift
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